Advanced Clinical Legal Skills
Module code: LW3292
Credits – 15 (semester only module)
Having successfully completed LW3291 Clinical Legal Skills and complied with the Student Contract in semester 1, you will continue to work in the Law School’s Legal Advice Clinic, dealing with real clients and their legal issues.
After advanced training on case management, you will regularly work in the Clinic with around one client every fortnight. You will start to manage a caseload, research your client’s legal problem, develop your experience in interviewing the client to greater effect and advise in person and in writing, all under the supervision of a solicitor. You will be able to develop advanced professional and legal skills and gain greater confidence through this valuable work in the community in and around Leicester Law School.
If you are involved in the Legal Advice Clinic for a second semester you will have the opportunity to develop advanced legal skills and demonstrate high levels of professional compliance. You must comply with the Clinic Rules, and approach the module with commitment, good time-keeping, and professionalism.
The areas of law covered will depend on the client queries but may include contract and consumer law, employment, housing, family, wills and probate.
The topics shown are available to current students. The range of topics available and the content may change in future years
- Practical Legal Research
- Client Interviewing
- Giving Client Advice
- Professional Ethics
- 2 hours of seminars
- 4 hours of practical classes and workshops
- 144 hours of guided independent study
- Reflective journal, 1000 words (45%)
- Portfolio of client work (45%)
- Attendance and professionalism (10%)
- Practice assessment (submission of client file for assessment), not exceeding 1500 words